Summer 2020 Update (Wave 1) - Animal Crossing: New Horizons
The latest Animal Crossing: New Horizons free update will be released on the 3rd of July 2020.
One of the features included in this latest update has been recurringly demanded by the Animal Crossing: New Horizons community - swimming! You will be able to dive from the rocks in your islands directly into the ocean.
Swimming is not the only new content included with this release. After the update, you will have access to the following features:
- Diving and searching for sea life.
Your Animal Crossing character will be able to collect new creatures such as sea stars, sea anemones or spotted garden eels. All these creatures can be donated to Blathers in the museum, so you will have new achievements to complete!
- Pascal and Mermaid recipes.
A new character has been added to the game! Pascal will be collecting the scallops which you will find while diving in the ocean of your island. He will reward you by giving you recipes to craft Mermaid furniture.
- Gulliver: seaman or... pirate?
In this new summer update of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Gulliver seems to have embraced the pirate life. He will still be washing up into your island shores, but this time in a pirate costume. Make sure you keep an eye in your beach to spot him, since he will send you by mail some of the best in-game items as a reward for helping him.
Nintendo has also announced that there will be a second summer update in August (Wave 2), so we are expecting even more exciting game features to come!
Below you can see the announcement by Nintendo, which includes the trailer for the first summer update.
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[Announcement]— Tom Nook (@animalcrossing) June 25, 2020
Cool off this summer by diving into the #AnimalCrossing: New Horizons free Summer Update – Wave 1, arriving 7/3! Put on your wet suit to dive & swim in the ocean, and even meet new characters! Stay tuned for info on Wave 2, planned for release in early August. pic.twitter.com/cYd86R7g6D